Seattle Great Strides
May 18th, Tori's Troopers World Tour Stop #5
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The Seattle Great Strides is the big one, largest in the state, 11th largest in the country. This year we met our goal once again, with 557 walkers raising $191,000. Longhorn Barbeque fed us well and the sun actually cooperated this year.

Final team totals had the Troopers with $10,241, the most they've ever done!
(Top left) The 2003 Troopers who stayed for the group photo.

(Top Right) The Trooper section of the 65 rose garden. Each rose is a $100 sponsorship and the donors get to keep their rose.

(Left) Tony Ventrella shares a laugh with Tori as Robert addresses the crowd.

(Bottom Right) Sorority girls handing out the T-shirts.
Tori and Jan Contento.
D & D Boring came through once again with their great support, earning themselves a sign and a spot on the walk t-shirt.
The Explorer/Dickinson staff, parents and teachers really outdid themselves this year. After a bake sale, coin drive, garage sale, art gallery and Ruby's Diner fundraiser, many came out to walk as well. Above is Tori's teacher Mrs. Davis, on the right is Mr. Johnson, Tori's teacher last year.
More kilometer markers! Each one represents at least a $300 dollar donation, so we did pretty well this year.
Chiron was not only the title sponsor, they provided goodies for the walkers on the course by their offices.
The Bubble Man kept the kids entertained after the walk.
Kris Maxwell, Allison Thrasher, Joy Fischer, Brandie Maxwell and Annie Hall.
World Tour Stops
Connell - Vancouver, WA - Kaylee's Car Wash - Yakima - Tacoma - Seattle
Vancouver, BC - Spokane - Freemont Pub Crawl - Olympia